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Cal-Maine elevates Wil Webb to vice president of operations

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Business, Cal-Maine, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has promoted Wil Webb to vice president of operations. Webb will have responsibility for all of Cal-Maine Foods’ production and processing facilities located in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. He will report directly to Sherman Miller, chief operating officer of Cal-Maine Foods. Webb has been employed with Cal-Maine Foods since 1997. He most […] [...]

James Kelly retiring from BancorpSouth

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

James Kelley, the president and COO of BancorpSouth since 2000, is retiring from the company on Aug. 15. Clark, the president and CEO of CC Clark, a holding company for several beverage distributors, has been on BancorpSouth’s board since 1996. Clark also is president and CEO of Gulf States Canners, a bottler of soft drinks, […] [...]

USM honors employees

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, HATTIESBURG, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus celebrated the university’s Founders’ Day with a reception honoring employees for continuous service of 10, 20 and 30 years to Southern Miss. Ten-year pin recipients are Dr. John Harris, associate professor of mathematics; Eunice Scott, events specialist; Susan Mullican, instructor of philosophy; Suzy Robinson, administrative and logistics […] [...]

Rusty Gibson joins Zephyr

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Zephyr has added Rusty Gibson as the new regional sales manager. Formerly with Viking Range, LLC, Gibson brings more than 34 years of sales experience and a proven track record of success in appliance sales and marketing. Gibson began is career in sales with a small family owned automotive, appliance and home goods store in […] [...]

Secretary of State’s Office transitioning to new location

JACKSON — At 5 p.m. on April 24, the Secretary of State’s Office will close its 700 North Street location and will reopen April 29 at Capital Towers, located at 125 South Congress Street in Jackson. Individuals needing assistance April 25 will need to visit the Secretary of State’s Office location at 401 Mississippi Street. […] [...]

Community Bank promotes Stovall, Wells, Edwards and Gillis

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Banks, Business, leaders, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Community Bank has promoted four of its staffers. Anna Stovall has been promoted to loan assistant and customer service representative at Community Bank‘s Pearl office. She joined Community Bank in 2013 working as a teller in the Flowood office. Stovall is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science […] [...]

William Carey chosen for opening round of softball championship

HATTIESBURG — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the sites for the 2nd annual NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round and William Carey University was named as a host site, the national office announced. The event will be played May 12-14 and features 10 four-team double elimination tournaments. The 40 qualifiers and […] [...]

Dr. John Eye chosen as dean at Southern Miss

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Dr. John Eye to lead its University Libraries as dean, following a national search to fill the position. Eye is dean of library services and professor of library science at Southern Utah University. He will begin work at Southern Miss July 1. As a faculty member at Southern […] [...]

New shareholders named for Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Copeland, Cook, Taylor, & Bush has named three attorneys as shareholders in the firm’s Ridgeland office. Leslie Bounds practices in the area of business and taxation. Bounds received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and her B.S. from Mississippi University for Women. She also holds an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University […] [...]

George O’Connor joins Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

George O’Conner, former trial attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and former vice president for Entergy Corporation, is joining Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. O’Connor will bring his extensive energy and regulatory experience to Brunini’s Washington, D.C. office. O’Connor served as an advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Charles A. Trandbant from […] [...]

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